Iggy Pop ‎– Real Wild Child (Wild One)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AM-2909 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records AM-2909 US 1986 Sell This Version
390154-7 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One) (7") Polydor 390154-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
AMY 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12") A&M Records AMY 368 UK 1986 Sell This Version
392 154-1 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12") A&M Records 392 154-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
X-14460, X 14460, AMY 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12", Ltd) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records X-14460, X 14460, AMY 368 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
SP-23051 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12", Maxi) A&M Records SP-23051 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
AMY 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12", Promo) A&M Records AMY 368 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SP-17446 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12", Promo) A&M Records SP-17446 US 1986 Sell This Version
AM-2909 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records AM-2909 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
AM 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records AM 368 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AM-88-066-A (AM-2909), AM-88-066-B (AM-2909) Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records AM-88-066-A (AM-2909), AM-88-066-B (AM-2909) Singapore 1986 Sell This Version
390154-7 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records 390154-7 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
390 154-7, 390154-7 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 390 154-7, 390154-7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
AM 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single) A&M Records AM 368 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AM 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single, 38m) A&M Records AM 368 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AM 368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single, Cen) A&M Records AM 368 US 1986 Sell This Version
K-191, AM-368 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single, Ltd) A&M Records, A&M Records K-191, AM-368 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
AM 368 DJ Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records AM 368 DJ UK 1986 Sell This Version
AM-2909 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records AM-2909 US 1986 Sell This Version
C 14460 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(Cass, Single) Festival Records, A&M Records C 14460 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
none Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(VHS, Promo, PAL) A&M Records none UK 1986 Sell This Version
3901927 Iggy Pop Niño Realmente Salvaje = Real Wild Child(7") A&M Records 3901927 Peru 1987 Sell This Version
3901927.3 Iggy Pop Niño Realmente Salvaje = Real Wild Child(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records 3901927.3 Peru 1987 Sell This Version
AMRS 1528 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One) (7") A&M Records AMRS 1528 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
7Y3040 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7") A&M Records 7Y3040 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7Y3040 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(7", Promo) A&M Records 7Y3040 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
392 154-1, 392154-1 Iggy Pop Real Wild Child (Wild One)(12", Maxi) A&M Records, A&M Records 392 154-1, 392154-1 France Unknown Sell This Version

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ThomasBear

ThomasBear

January 7, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Real Wild Child (Wild One), 12", AMY 368

How do you judge an all time classic? There's no denying that "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" is one of those fantastic tracks that will always be cooler than so much of the bollocks that emerged from the eighties.
Even so, although we are talking about only 3 tracks here, this release is a little disappointing. The A side, an 8.28 epic extended remix from the days where "extended" usually meant not too much more than lengthening the intro and outro, comes across as waaay too long. Even when considering the technology of 1986 I thought this was excessive. Yes, there are some interesting effects (e.g. Iggy's lyrical "stutter", which is done ad nauseum). They are rudimentary by today's standards but they may have been interesting or exciting back then. Even so I felt it dragged after the first few minutes.
B1 is undisputably the reason for obtaining this. The original, true 80s pop rock at a standard 3.37 minutes, perfect for radio play and all that. Comparatively tame lyrics about the follies of youth and the motives for being cool and wild, conveyed in poignantly honest and simple language. I will never forget the scene in the film "Crocodile Dundee II" where Mick Dundee somehow convinces a (very cheesy 80s Hollywood interpretation of a) NY Gang to accompany him on a raid on a drug dealer’s home. With a wide shot of a bravado-filled convoy of gang member cars sailing through New York City, collecting more of their kind along the way, the preceding song said it all.
B2 - "Little Miss Emperor" - a real B side by definition, is nothing overly special. It has that softer/popular almost Bowie-esque rock sound (Bowie was after all one of the producers), though it does give the listener a chance to hear Iggy's gruffer vocals, a nice comparison compared to the super smooth and processed "Real Wiiiild Child".